Later (who knows when), Master Raymond appears and removes the puerperal fever
, also known as childbed fever from Claire with what we can only assume is magic. At the end, Raymond has Claire call out to Jamie, knowing of her deep connection with him. Raymond quickly hides as Sister Angelique appears. Claire tells the Sister she is well and to tell Mother Superior.
Raymond returns to wish Claire well and says, "Be well, Madonna." Claire tells him she has no child and is no Madonna. Raymond replies that he's called her that because of the blue aura (if you will) that glows around her like the Virgin Mary's cloak... like his own aura. Raymond disappears again when Mother Hildegarde returns declaring Claire's renewed health a miracle.Claire asks for Jamie and Mother Hildegarde explains Jamie is in the bastille for dueling and will be there until the King is so inclined to release him. She let's Claire know this is better than if his opponent had died. The English officer still lives though he is terribly injured (God, if it were only worse that it is... let that man die).
Claire is angry and tells Mother that Jamie betrayed her because his vengeance meant more to him than his family. She says, "He may as well have run his sword through me." Claire doesn't believe there is a sea deep enough to toss her anger into.
Fergus comes to L’Hôpital and returns with Claire. When Claire returns home there is a line of servants waiting to greet her and when she gets to Suzette the woman bursts into tears. Claire is barely holding it together and when she reaches Magnus she stops him from bowing. She then curtsy to Magnus thanking him for his help and getting her to L’Hôpital.
Later, Claire can barely stand to be alone and takes a look at the apostle spoons before shoving them under the bed. She leaves the room, not doubt because of them memories, and in the hall hears Fergus crying out in his sleep. Claire rushes to his side and asks him to tell her about his dream. Fergus informs her it wasn't a dream and recounts going to Maison Elise with Jamie and how he'd thought to steal some perfume for Milady. He pulls the bottle of lavender from under his pillow and Claire clearly knows what happened.
Fergus goes on to tell her he told the Englishman that Milord was there but the Englishman didn't care. Fergus flashes back to being dumped over the bed while Black Jack assaults him. Fergus tells Claire he didn't say anything because he was ashamed and he tried to be quiet but he cried out and Milord heard. Jamie burst in pulling Randall from Fergus but is waylaid by other though Jamie tells Randall they will duel. Claire tries to tell Fergus it isn't his fault but he feels as though it is because he didn't know Milord would fight the Englishman and now he's gone and won't come back.
Claire goes to Mother Hildegarde for an audience to the King (remember she's the old Sun King's goddaughter) and Mother thinks Claire has found a sea deep enough. Claire states she's found out the reason for Jamie's actions and he is still the father of her child. Mother believes the King will want to lie with her as payment and Claire is willing to add her virtue to the many things she's lost in Paris.
At Versailles, Claire meets with the King who serves her hot chocolate (new from Spain) and an orange. Claire tells the King why she si there and Louis tells her that Jamie has broken a royal decree. Claire claims it is his Scottish blood that makes him prone to fierceness and that she'd be MOST grateful for his help. Louis remarks about her loyalty when he realizes she's been married before and wears both her husbands rings.
Instead of leading Claire to the bed, he takes her into the Star Chamber which is where he plans to user her abilities as La Dame Blanche
to figure out which man has evil inside of him. Monsieur Forez comes into the room followed by St. Germain and Raymond who are being tired for sorcery. Claire puts on a bit of a show and tells Germain he has darkness in him and she sees the name Les Disciples.
St. Germain lashes out, calling her a witch and a liar, telling everyone there he poisoned Claire and she survived. Claire announces she's a white witch and only practices white magic. Claire then announces that the evil she sees in these men are in all men including Kings. Louis is not impressed and calls for the serpent which can be handled by those who are Godly. Claire interrupts this stupid plan by suggesting she poison them and if they survive then they are good men.
Claire puts some bitter cascara into some wine and gives it to Raymond who doubles over and then steadies himself. When he hands back the cup, Claire's necklace changes from white to black and the Comte knows it is poison. Raymond has used slight of hand to really poison the wine. The Comte stalls but is commanding by the King to drink. When he does he fall over dead much to the satisfaction of the King and Raymond. Raymond is sent from France while Claire is taken to the bedchamber for Louis payment.
Louis is brief as Claire thinks of England. When finished Louis tells Claire he will arrange the pardon for the duel and one with the English crown if then are inclined to go home to Scotland. Before Claire leaves she takes the orange Louis gave her.
At home, Jamie arrives with a full beard and while Claire tries to ignore him she has trouble especially when he asks if she'll make him beg. He doesn't know if his child was a boy or a girl. Claire relates the story and how Faith is buried in the cemetery next to the convent.
Jamie tells her he tried to keep his promise and Claire tells him she found out what Randall did to Fergus and she knows Jamie couldn't let that go unanswered. But Claire can't look at Jamie which makes him wonder if she hates him to which she replies, "I did hate you."
Claire relates to Jamie how Mother Hildegarde let her see and hold Faith so she wouldn't wonder. Claire holds, rocks and sings ("Oh I do like to be beside the seaside") to Faith. She tells Jamie, "She was beautiful... and so small. I could cup her head in the palm of my hand. Her ears stuck out just a little. You could see the light through them. The light through her skin, as well... like the light on a peril, still wet from the sea. Her eyes were closed. No lashes yet. They were slanted a bit. Like yours. She had wisps of the most... beautiful copper hair."
Claire then remembers she rocked and sang to Claire all day until Louise came and approaches Claire calling her ma chere. Claire shows Louise Faith saying, "She's beautiful, isn't she?" Louise agrees calling Faith an angel and then gently asks if she can hold her. Claire's fantasy world has now been shattered and she crouches over Faith briefly before tearfully handing Faith over to Louise who passes the baby to Mother Hildegarde and then trying to comfort Claire who refuses and curls up crying.
Back at Jared's house, Claire tells him she did hate him but then she says it was her fault. She asked the impossible of him. She says she put Frank before their family and then followed him to the woods. Jamie tells her Frank was also her family but Claire states that Frank wasn't there and now their daughter isn't either. Claire tells him it isn't her fault and it isn't Randall's either, it is her fault. Jamie tells her he has forgiven her already for anything she could possibly do. And then Claire confesses she gave herself to Louis for his freedom and Jamie reminds her he did the same to save her from Randall.
Jamie then tells her they will carry this grief together and by the Grace of God they might have another child. Claire tells Jamie to take her home to Scotland. But before they can go they both go to Faith's grave. Jamie leaves the Saint Andrew apostle spoon which is the patron of Scotland (leaving some of Scotland behind).